With any celebration, a signature cocktail is a great way to add a personal touch reflecting the personality of the guest(s) of honor or even a play on the theme. If something doesn't come immediately to mind, here are tips to help you coming up something something special!
1. Use local cocktails from one of your favorite places to travel
For couples with a case of wanderlust, you can make your signature cocktails unique and memorable by using cocktails from some of your favorite places that you and your spouse have traveled! This is a great way to also introduce you guests to some delicious cocktails they may have never been able to try before. Some of our favorites are a refreshing Caipirinha from Brazil or some yummy Red Sangria from Spain!
2. Use unique glassware for your cocktails
Rather than using typical glassware for your signature cocktails, try mixing things up with some unique glassware! For a more vintage feel try using mismatched antique glassware from local antique shops to give each of your guests a more unique experience. Even better, let them keep the glass at the end of your wedding to help them remember your special day!
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3. Name your cocktails after your furry best friend
4. Brew your own
5. Custom Beverage Accessories
We're so lucky to love what we do - so when asked to share some insight into our jobs and what continues to motivate us each day by EventPlanner.com, we were happy to give them a peek behind the curtain! Read our interview and why we do what we do here!
We truly love offering a variety of services to our clients. This includes our Wedding Day-of Coordination packages when we can come in and help bring to life all the amazing planning done by our couples in the months ahead. Sometimes, this also includes setting up a lot of DIY touches that they have crafted with love to celebrate their day.
If we gave out client awards, Roxanne surely would win for the most creative, thoughtful and honestly, successful! DIY bride. Not only was everything personal and perfectly executed - she was extremely organized and trusted us with taking her vision over the finish line! From individually chosen books for each guest, hand tied with a personal label - to planted succulents (planted by the bride and mothers herself!) with each guests table and table number - guests left not only feeling appreciated, but in awe of the creativity and attention to detail Roxanne put into her Wedding. Enjoy these highlights and hope they get your juices flowing as much as ours!
P.S. the Bride handstiched these table numbers herself! check out her Etsy page: Beantown Stitch
Venue: Peirce Farm at Witch Hill
Photographer: Graham with Once Like a Spark
Bouquet: MKedra Weddings
Caterer: Vesta Pizza and Cookie Monstah
Hair/Makeup: Erick Vargas Beauty
In all the excitement and fun of planning your wedding day, sometimes it can be easy to forget the impact your choices will have on the environment. There are so many ways to plan the perfect wedding day to reflect you and your future spouse, while keeping Mother Nature in mind too! Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly wedding ideas to help you create the perfect wedding day while keeping your impact on the environment to a minimum:
1. Provide Transportation for your Guests
2.Use Electronic Invites
3. Serve Local and Seasonal Foods
4. Use Natural Materials for your Décor
While planning your décor, try and use natural elements where you can to help create a vibe that is not only esthetically pleasing, but also eco conscious! Here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate natural elements into your design:
Natural Material Confetti: Instead of having your guests throw confetti during you and your spouse’s big send off, try using natural materials like dried flowers, leaves, herbs or even bird seed.
Succulent and Potted Plant Tablescapes: Rather than using traditional floral arrangements for your table décor, instead try using potted plants or succulents that guests can then bring home and keep or replant in their garden! By using potted plants and succulents, you can reduce the number of cut flowers used and then tossed after your big day. You can also ditch the florals and go for a more unique centerpiece, like our bride did with old vintage glass bottles and books!
Roxanne wedding centerpiece photo
Natural Material Table Numbers and Escort Cards: Instead of printing table numbers and escort cards on paper, try using leaves, pine cones or potted plants as escort cards, which can also double as the guest’s favors! One of our brides used succulents planted in teacups as escort cards so guests could find their table and then had a cute and eco friendly favor to bring home at the end of the night!
5. Reusable Signage
Ilana and Kevan were one of those couples that new their priorities - they wanted everyone to have dance, feel loved and enjoy great food. They initially were planning on having a backyard wedding at her parent's pond-front home in Sharon, MA - but when the guest count climbed and seemed a little too much to handle, they found a great local spot that checked everything off their list. They still could have the waterfront views with a chill vibe - enter the Sharon Community Center. The venue that used to be a lodge where families summered - is off the beaten bath but impresses with this grand front porch and beautiful gardens.
We were so thrilled to transform this local gem into a tropical dance party for Ilana and Kevan. They kept photos limited to keep people focused on the party - but we are pleased to share some highlights from their special day! Many happy years Ilana and Kevan!!
Photographer: Ronnie Saini Photography
Working in Weddings, we get to be a part of so many different traditions and learn about cultures from all over the world! Last month, we were so thrilled to help Rati and Ipsit transform the oversized stage in their banquet hall into a gorgeous focal point for the evening. The stage had to serve multiple purposes: offering a grand centerpiece for their receiving line and a location for a family traditional dance to take place later in the evening. In addition to creating a beautiful backdrop, we had to make sure it was moveable and allowed enough space for their dancers. With some creativity and lighting tricks, we worked within their budget to create the stage of their dreams!
We have special place in our hearts for destination weddings. When we met Jessica and she told us the reasoning behind wanting to have her Wedding as a vacation for her friends and family, I knew we'd get along! It took us awhile to find the perfect location in Florida - but once we did, Hammock Beach was definitely the place! In beautiful Palm Coast, it's a spansive property with beautiful views and plenty of opportunity to relax! You'd never even know that the sky opened up and it started to downpour halfway into their ceremony. They danced the night away as if it was all apart of the plan!
Photographer: Two Hearts Photography
Venue: Hammock Beach
Florist: Art Among the Flowers
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and that means its time to spoil our mommas like they deserve! What better way to do that than to make her a yummy (and Instagram worthy) cocktail? Here are a few of our favorite bubbly cocktails for you to incorporate into your Mother’s Day celebration!
1. Prosecco Margarita
This is a fun twist on a traditional cocktail and super easy to make in large batches!
2. Raspberry Mint Fizz
This is one of our favorite fruity and bubbly cocktails, that we know your mom will love too!
3. Strawberry Lillet Spritzer
This refreshing drink is not only delicious, but so pretty too!
When the Edmondson's told us the venue they wanted to host their daughter's graduation party was called the American Heritage Museum, we were prepared for a historical house celebrating colonial New England. No lie, our jaws dropped to the floor when we first stepped into the venue to see the large collection of tanks, planes, boats and war memorabilia on display. Our wheels started turning of the amazing things we could do with the space - but balancing the amazing displays with bringing in the family's personal style was one our favorite challenges to date.
We incorporated the family's large collection of aritaware as centerpieces and floral vases throughout the venue. It also inspired our color scheme, red, white and blue - which of course went perfectly with the venue's historic pride! Guests drank Military Mules out of tin mugs while getting personal tours of the Collings Foundation collection. Needless to say, this one is for the books!
Planning a Wedding is hard. So is math. Our goals it make things as easy as possible for our brides, so we have these few simple tricks to help you figure Wedding things when it comes to numbers.
WEDDING GUEST COUNT
GUEST COUNT PER TABLE
Enjoy some of our favorite tips, tricks and select event highlights!